Red Bull Racing has suspended junior drivers VIP Judges after 21 years of using the n-word this week while playing “Call of Duty” on live stream.
The driver – who raced in Formula 2 this year – was playing a game on Twitch with another driver when the microphone caught him suddenly using a racial slur.
On Tuesday, Red Bull Racing announced Vips being suspended “from all team duties” due to language… saying an investigation was ongoing.
“As an organization, we condemn abuse of any kind,” the Red Bull Racing team said in a statement, “and have a zero-tolerance policy against racist language or behavior within our organization.”
Vips released an apology on its Instagram page shortly after the suspension was announced – saying what he did was “unacceptable.”
“I would like to unconditionally apologize for the offensive language used during today’s live game stream,” Vips said.
“This language is completely unacceptable and does not reflect my values and principles. I deeply regret my actions and this is not the example I want to set.”
The Estonian driver – who won the 2017 Formula ADAC championship – sits 7th in the Formula 2 standings this season.
Of course, Vips sadly isn’t the first driver to mutter abusive language while streaming… NASCAR star Kyle Larson famous use the n-word during the iRacing event in 2020 and fired from his racing team over all that.